Suspecting inaccuracy in data, BJD MP raises Odisha census issue

During the monsoon session on Thursday, the Lok Sabha passed the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion And Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020.

The Parliament session commenced on Friday as MPs continued to test positive for Covid-19.

During the day, Union minister of finance Nirmala Sitharaman will introduce The Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Bill, 2020. The bill will replace an ordinance that was promulgated on March 31 to provide certain relaxations related to compliance, such as extension of time limit and waiver of penalty, in relation to the Income Tax Act, 1961 (IT Act), some Finance Acts, the Central Excise Act, 1944, the Customs Act, 1962, and the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 in the Parliament.

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday spoke in the Rajya Sabha on India’s border standoff with China, saying that the issue is unsolved. He reiterated that China is not accepting the traditional alignment of the border. While, health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan spoke about coronavirus in the upper house of the parliament. History will remember PM Modi for ‘meticulous’ Covid-19 handling, he said during the address.

Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha passed the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion And Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 together on Thursday.

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